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Will's Band of the Week

A weekly podcast featuring indie and alternative rock bands, hosted by aging rockers and founding members Will, Barrett and Chris from Madison, Wisconsin along with bureau chiefs Anurag from Ontario, Canada; Craig from Ipswich, U.K.; Nicholas from Melbourne, Australia; David from New York City; and Jeremiah from Santa Fe, New Mexico; plus contributors Grant and Wilson from Madison, Wisconsin. Contact us by email, Twitter @willsband, or Facebook.

Mar 10, 2014

Will, Barrett and Chris discuss the latest releases by St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, and the Notwist.

almost six years ago

Dear Will and the gang, greetings from North York-shire, Ingurland.
I saw St Vincent and David Byrne at End of the Road festival in Devon last year. David Byrne would play a well know Talking Heads oldie and everyone would love it, then St Vincent would play one of hers and everything would go quite and people would politely applaud. This went on for the whole set. Bit odd really.
I also wanted to report a fine performance by Steve Malkmus at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds last month. Most of the set was from the last two albums and don't think he played anything off his first solo album. Good support from Joanna Gruesome too.
Good year for music in the UK - 97
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space
Radiohead - OK Computer
Super Furry Animals - Radiator
Mogwai - Young Team
Teenage Fanclub - Songs from a Northern Town
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Roni Size - New Forms
Portishead - Portishead
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Pavement - Brighten the Corners
Prodigy - Fat of the Land
Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
The Verve - Urban Hymns

Pop chart 'highlights'
Aqua - Barbie Girl
Teletubbies Say Eh Oh
Chumbawumba - Tubthumping